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Old 08-03-15, 07:54 AM
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Are there any SLR-EV brake levers?

I'd like to put silver 5800 brakes on a fixed gear, but I'm not seeing any SLR-EV compatible brake levers, only STI.

Does anybody know if Shimano has something or anybody else?

I do not want mismatched pull ratios, so let's not discuss using the wrong levers.


Oh, sorry for spelling "breaks" wrong.

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Tektro's V-brake levers (RL520) have the longer pull needed with current Shimano caliper brakes.
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Old 08-03-15, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Tektro's V-brake levers (RL520) have the longer pull needed with current Shimano caliper brakes.

Thanks, are all V-brake levers this ratio?
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
You will find No V long pull road levers with the Shimano STI shifting mechanism inside them

If you want your STI Road Brifters you get short arm Mini V brake calipers , the cable across between the arms,

just barely clears a 622 35 tire.


only 2 are made to use the long armed V brake , so 'all' is more Both , and yes they are intended to function the same way.

No, I only want BR-5800 on a fixed with correct pull ratio hooded levers for drop bars. Cables under the wrapping is preferred.

In other words, I want the brake modulation to feel correct like on my road bike with the 6800 group.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
both the Cane Creek, and Tektro V pull brake lever's cables run brake cables under the tape.

But no Brifter mech in them so you need a separate shifting lever set.

if you need the Brifter then the MA of the caliper has to be reduced , and that is done by making the caliper arm shorter.
The OP twice said the bike is a FIXIE. He has no need for shifters of any kind.

Yes, the Tektro levers, and their Cane Creek twins, do route the housing under the bar tape.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Tektro's V-brake levers (RL520) have the longer pull needed with current Shimano caliper brakes.
Do the new Shimano calipers really use a V-brake cable pull? That seems like a huge change. I thought they were only a little different than before.

Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
You will find No V long pull road levers with the Shimano STI shifting mechanism inside them

If you want your STI Road Brifters you get short arm Mini V brake calipers , the cable across between the arms,
It's amazing how unhelpful you can be. The OP has a fixed gear, no STI, no shifters of any kind. And is using caliper brakes, not cantis/V-brakes/mini-Vs. He was asking a very specific question and doesn't need a lesson on the mechanics of levers, mechanical advantage, etc.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
Do the new Shimano calipers really use a V-brake cable pull? That seems like a huge change. I thought they were only a little different than before.
I think their pull is between the old caliper brake and V-brake requirements but the Tektro V-brake levers are pretty close. Recently I asked the Retroshift (aka Gevanelle) guys what levers they recommend for use with the newer Shimano calipers and they said the V-brake versions are suitable. Not perfect but close.
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